Iowa State the place to be.

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  1. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Back home this past weekend and reading a special section in the W'loo Courier about where the top HS students in NE IA are heading to school in fall and the % heading to ISU was a lot higher than I remember it being in the past.
    Then this morning I see a Dowling tweet that 98 grads are headed from their to ISU in the fall and the next closest is IA with 36.
    I like the trend.
     
  2. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    98 dang, I know Ames high had a lot as well but no where close to 98.
     
  3. JWIL4CY

    JWIL4CY Active Member

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    It definitely makes sense. I don't know what parent would send their child to that **** hole in Iowa City.
     
  4. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Crap. I thought this was going to be another awesome video.
     
  5. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    I thought I heard more Linn-Mar grads are now going to ISU than Iowa.
     
  6. HOORAY!!
     
  7. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    At crwash when I graduated it was Iowa then probably luther then probably uni then ISU. I think the younger grades it's definitely shifted to ISU being ahead of UNI.
     
  8. CyKosys

    CyKosys Member

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    You are correct, sir. One big school of social engineering, but they have a nice stadium.
     
  9. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    We will be the larger university by 5-10k within 5 years. Pretty sure we were larger by about 2-3k this year.
     
  10. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    I heard this is true as well, and my former Cedar Rapids-area high school also sends more students to ISU than Iowa as well.

    Then again, outside of Iowa City high schools, that is expected to be the case. 2/3rds of ISU undergraduates are Iowa residents compared to 1/2 for UI.
     
  11. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    With hundreds of grads from each CR area school going to ISU they should just rename Highway 30 between CR and Ames after Iowa State.
     
  12. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

    Why is everyone excited to see more hawk shirts in Ames?
     
  13. snowcraig2.0

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    The extension of Highway 100 out to Highway 30 is going to make it much easier to get to Ames from CR.
     
  14. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    I heard Hoiberg is laying the pavement
     
  15. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Way easier to convert them if you can get those kids onto campus.
     
  16. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    #16 ruxCYtable, May 28, 2014
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    Not surprising since most UI students are from Illinois. Boggles my mind how Iowa is considered by many to be the dominant university when far more Iowa natives attend and benefit from ISU.

    Wouldn't surprise me one bit. We're in the Linn-Mar district. My kids aren't high school age yet but several of their friends with older siblings, TONS of them are going to ISU. I don't know if it's for engineering or what. Our next door neighbor was on the L-M robotics team that just competed at nationals and he's been an ISU academic "commit" since about age 10. The two houses on the other side of us BOTH have kids in the marching band with siblings following behind them on the same path.

    That may have been the perception but I don't think it was the reality. Back in the 80's President Eaton cited a demographic study that found there were more ISU grads in Linn County than all other schools COMBINED. A lot of those were probably engineers who relocated here to work at Rockwell after graduation but I have to assume a pretty significant percentage of those were natives as well.

    Not just CR, how about Marion!
     
  17. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Silly question but shouldn't we want more out of state kids because they pay more tuition? FTR I was out of state and paid a boatload.
     
  18. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Well obviously Rockwell being in cedar rapids draws a ton of engineers. Doesn't necessarily mean they're cedar rapids kids going to ISU. My senior class probably had 10 kids go to ISU.
     
  19. MNCyGuy

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    It's good to have a balance, but I think the answer to that question ultimately depends on what you think the mission of state universities should be. Seems to me that "rake in the highest amount of tuition dollars possible" probably shouldn't be goal #1.
     
  20. capitalcityguy

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    No. One way to assure threatened cuts in funding for higher ed is for rural legislators to determine that state tax dollars are funding schools who aren't educating large population of Iowans as part of their total enrollment. If I'm not mistaken, U of I is under some pressure now due to this. I'm not saying this is right or wrong, just reality.
     

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